The short-form week of 11–17 Jun 2012

18 Jun 2012

The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

This document was created automatically from my archive of my Twitter stream. Due to limitations in the Twitter API and occasional glitches in my archiving system, it may not be 100% complete.

In a conversation that started on Monday at 11:44am

If you have not yet registered your annoyance/disinterest about the impending stream of AAPL content, please do so now. #toocoolforschool —@bsletten
@bsletten there's something going on this week that I should be caring about?—@ndw
@ndw You got it in just in time!—@bsletten

Monday at 01:04pm

"Cross-platform" in Apple's world means "Mac and iOS."—@siracusa

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:19pm

seeing all these services getting hardwired into #iOS makes me wonder about choice and transparency. can i change services? if not, why?—@dret
@dret Because there are great big walls around that garden, that’s why.—@ndw
@ndw there's a fine line between product bundling and product tying, and i'd like to see experts looking at siri's firm grip on choice.—@dret

In a conversation that started on Monday at 01:51pm

@richardhamilton @ndw DocBook 5 TDG HTML content appears to be off-line. Any ideas? http://t.co/Vp0cdbPX (links don't resolve).—@arh
@arh @richardhamilton That’s hosted at ibiblio. I’ll open a ticket.—@ndw
@ndw @richardhamilton Thx! Very much appreciated.—@arh
@arh @richardhamilton Momentary outage. Back now.—@ndw
@ndw @richardhamilton Yes, thanks! Impressed by the speedy response. BTW, I did purchase DB4 physical and DB5 Ebook. :-)—@arh
@arh @ndw Thanks; that DB5 eBook drops another nickel or two into the grandkids' college fund (lots of time; they aren't born, yet:-).—@richardhamilton
@richardhamilton @arh Gotta love the miracle of compound interest though! :-)—@ndw
@ndw @arh Thanks, Norm.—@richardhamilton

Wednesday at 09:13am

Making font jokes has to be the lowest point of my courier so far.—@charltonbrooker

Thursday at 11:57am

Pilots go from flying planes to flying desks. I've gone from programming code in Emacs to programming people in Gmail.—@edd

In a conversation that started on Friday at 09:38am

Subject to the vagaries of DNS propagation and my sketchy understanding of how to provide A & NS records, my sites should begin to reappear—@ndw
@ndw All backed by SPARQL queries against Stardog, right? :>—@kendall
@kendall Not yet.—@ndw
@ndw You lost your sight?! Oh, wait, I misread that. Good luck with that DNS thing.—@ronhitchens

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 05:01am

@ndw Just to be different: Hope you have a crappy birthday.—@ronhitchens
@ronhitchens Thanks, Ron. You’re a peach.—@ndw

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:25am

facebook claims it's @ndw (Norm Walsh) 45 birthday. Might have to reserve judgement :)—@danja
@danja I have indeed been hurled around the sun some 45 times since my birth.—@ndw
@ndw That's amazing. I've been an admirer of your work since I was a teenager, when you were younger than I am now (35).—@kragen

In a conversation that started on Saturday at 11:55am

They say it’s your birthday, @ndw?—@bsletten
@bsletten All day.—@ndw
@ndw At least they didn’t short change you there. Enjoy what remains of it. Implied is a retroactive well wishes for the duration.—@bsletten
@ndw Happy Birthday!—@kendall

Saturday at 09:47pm

@ndw Happy Birthday dude! Hope your day is abundantly awesome and your next year even more so!—@peteaven